Episode number 1 of Series “The Australian eye I”.
The death of a workman during blasting of the railway tunnel at Lapstone in the NSW Blue Mountains in 1891 was Arthur Streeton’s inspiration for this painting. Streeton’s vivid description of the accident in a letter to his artist friend Tom Roberts is included in the commentary. Written by David Muir and edited by Ian Walker.
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